Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows
East Midlands > Northamptonshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 14 8
Rank change year-on-year +2 -6 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 65 87 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 9.45% 9.35% 12.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.33% 66.41% 68.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 60 45
Northamptonshire median daily rate £288 £288 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -16.67% +15.00%
10th Percentile £135 £110 £213
90th Percentile £438 £500 £481
East Midlands median daily rate £300 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 23
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £11.17 £13.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.26% +22.73% -4.35%
10th Percentile £10.29 £10.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £13.90 £54.38 £16.35
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.20 £13.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year +5.19% +12.50% -7.69%

Windows is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Northamptonshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 98 131 138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 14.24% 14.09% 18.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 84 73
Northamptonshire median daily rate £325 £325 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -9.72% +6.67%
10th Percentile £188 £120 £250
90th Percentile £438 £563 £481
East Midlands median daily rate £325 £375 £338
% change year-on-year -13.33% +11.11% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 22
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £11.17 £14.25 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.61% +29.55% -4.35%
10th Percentile £10.29 £10.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £13.90 £62.13 £16.55
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.20 £13.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year +5.19% +8.00% -3.85%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Northamptonshire

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows in Northamptonshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Northamptonshire

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Northamptonshire over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Northamptonshire

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows in Northamptonshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Northamptonshire

Windows
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Northamptonshire region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton -3 42 £288 - 5
Daventry - 3 £114 -
Wellingborough 0 2 £325 - 1
Kettering -4 1 - -
Windows
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Northamptonshire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 34 (52.31%) Microsoft
2 21 (32.31%) ITIL
3 18 (27.69%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (27.69%) Windows Server
4 16 (24.62%) Active Directory
5 14 (21.54%) VMware
6 12 (18.46%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (18.46%) Finance
6 12 (18.46%) Cisco
7 11 (16.92%) SQL
7 11 (16.92%) Service Management
8 10 (15.38%) SQL Server
9 9 (13.85%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (13.85%) ITSM
9 9 (13.85%) Migration
9 9 (13.85%) Release Management
9 9 (13.85%) SCCM
10 8 (12.31%) Node.js
10 8 (12.31%) KnockoutJS
10 8 (12.31%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (12.31%) Firewall
10 8 (12.31%) TDD
10 8 (12.31%) Pair Programming
10 8 (12.31%) HP
10 8 (12.31%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (12.31%) .NET
10 8 (12.31%) C#
10 8 (12.31%) HTML
10 8 (12.31%) PRINCE2
10 8 (12.31%) MCSE

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (12.31%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.15%) Apache
2 4 (6.15%) IIS
2 4 (6.15%) Tomcat
3 3 (4.62%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.08%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 18 (27.69%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.15%) G Suite
3 3 (4.62%) Office 365
4 2 (3.08%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.31%) Firewall
1 8 (12.31%) LAN
1 8 (12.31%) WAN
2 7 (10.77%) SAN
3 5 (7.69%) Unified Communications
4 3 (4.62%) NAS
4 3 (4.62%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.08%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (3.08%) DNS
5 2 (3.08%) Internet
5 2 (3.08%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (3.08%) Skype
5 2 (3.08%) VoIP
6 1 (1.54%) HTTP
6 1 (1.54%) SMTP
6 1 (1.54%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.69%) MongoDB
2 5 (7.69%) MySQL
3 1 (1.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (1.54%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.08%) Subversion
1 2 (3.08%) Xcode
General
1 12 (18.46%) Finance
2 3 (4.62%) Automotive
3 2 (3.08%) Banking
3 2 (3.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (16.92%) Developer
2 9 (13.85%) Analyst
2 9 (13.85%) Applications Support
3 8 (12.31%) Full Stack Developer
4 7 (10.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 7 (10.77%) Support Engineer
5 6 (9.23%) Node.js Developer
5 6 (9.23%) Service Analyst
6 5 (7.69%) .NET Developer
6 5 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (7.69%) Agile .NET Developer
6 5 (7.69%) Agile C# Developer
6 5 (7.69%) Agile Developer
6 5 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (7.69%) C# Developer
6 5 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (6.15%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (6.15%) Help Desk Analyst
7 4 (6.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.31%) .NET
1 8 (12.31%) HTML
1 8 (12.31%) KnockoutJS
1 8 (12.31%) Node.js
2 6 (9.23%) CSS
3 5 (7.69%) X-Windows
4 3 (4.62%) CSS3
4 3 (4.62%) HTML5
4 3 (4.62%) RESTful
5 2 (3.08%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (3.08%) Cocoa
5 2 (3.08%) JSON
5 2 (3.08%) REST
5 2 (3.08%) SOAP
5 2 (3.08%) Web Services
5 2 (3.08%) XML
6 1 (1.54%) Mason
6 1 (1.54%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.31%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.62%) Clustering
4 2 (3.08%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.54%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.54%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.54%) PDA
5 1 (1.54%) PKI
5 1 (1.54%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.54%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.54%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 18 (27.69%) Windows Server
2 7 (10.77%) Windows 10
2 7 (10.77%) Windows 7
3 5 (7.69%) Linux
3 5 (7.69%) Windows XP
4 3 (4.62%) Windows 8
4 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.08%) Android
5 2 (3.08%) Apple iOS
5 2 (3.08%) Mac OS X
5 2 (3.08%) Unix
5 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.54%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (32.31%) ITIL
2 12 (18.46%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (16.92%) Service Management
4 9 (13.85%) ITSM
4 9 (13.85%) Migration
4 9 (13.85%) Release Management
5 8 (12.31%) E-Commerce
5 8 (12.31%) Pair Programming
5 8 (12.31%) PRINCE2
5 8 (12.31%) TDD
6 7 (10.77%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 7 (10.77%) SDLC
7 5 (7.69%) High Availability
7 5 (7.69%) Open Source
8 4 (6.15%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (6.15%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 4 (6.15%) TOGAF
8 4 (6.15%) Translating Business Requirements
9 3 (4.62%) Change Management
9 3 (4.62%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (16.92%) SQL
2 8 (12.31%) C#
3 5 (7.69%) Java
4 2 (3.08%) Apple Swift
4 2 (3.08%) C
4 2 (3.08%) Objective-C
5 1 (1.54%) Perl
5 1 (1.54%) PHP
5 1 (1.54%) Python
5 1 (1.54%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (13.85%) ITIL Certification
2 8 (12.31%) MCSE
2 8 (12.31%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (6.15%) VCAP
4 4 (6.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (4.62%) CCIE
5 3 (4.62%) Degree
6 2 (3.08%) CCNA
7 1 (1.54%) AWS Certification
7 1 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.54%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.54%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.62%) SLA
2 1 (1.54%) QA
System Software
1 16 (24.62%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (7.69%) Docker
4 4 (6.15%) Hyper-V
5 2 (3.08%) Firmware
6 1 (1.54%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (13.85%) SCCM
2 5 (7.69%) SCOM
3 3 (4.62%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.54%) Ansible
4 1 (1.54%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.54%) Mesos
4 1 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 34 (52.31%) Microsoft
2 14 (21.54%) VMware
3 12 (18.46%) Cisco
4 8 (12.31%) HP
5 4 (6.15%) Apple
5 4 (6.15%) Google
6 3 (4.62%) AppSense
6 3 (4.62%) CheckPoint
6 3 (4.62%) NetApp
7 2 (3.08%) SAP
8 1 (1.54%) Citrix
8 1 (1.54%) Dell
8 1 (1.54%) EMC
8 1 (1.54%) McAfee
8 1 (1.54%) Oracle
8 1 (1.54%) Siebel